Re: [pepysdiary] Pigeons on Feet
- L&M's full note to 19 October 1663:
"2. This last was a medieval remedy used well into the 18th century, mainly for fevers, but also, as a last resort, for other illnesses."
Not as helpful as the annotations of our fellows.
On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 8:45 AM, terry foreman <terry.foreman@...> wrote:
There is some info in the annotations here http://www.pepysdiary.com/archive/1663/10/19/#c74614
It may not be decisive.
On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 12:47 AM, Anne <anne_virtue@...> wrote:
Twice in the Diary Pepys says that a corpse or dying individual has pigeons attached to his/her feet. Does anybody have a clue what that means. Live pigeons, dead, foot blocks to keep the toes pointing up?
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